Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

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Jan 2019
Highland Wood is a non-profit 30-bed long-term care home, and is attached to the Haliburton Highland Health Services in the Central East Local Health Integration Network. Michelle Douglas, the director of care (DOC) reflected on influenza season as being a difficult time for both residents and families when visitors are limited during an outbreak.
Jul 2018
The Ontario Long-Term Care Homes (LTCH) Act, 2007 requires all LTC homes to have a program to minimize restraints. The rationale cited for not becoming restraint-free are: a) falls rate will rise, b) understaffing, and c) family members who insist on use. Research demonstrates more serious injury and increased mortality rates with restraint use (Cleary & Scott, 2015).
Jul 2018
The "Bill George" is a 20-bed long-term care (LTC) home located in Sioux Lookout, which is one of the most northern LTC home in Ontario. Many residents are of indigenous background and are non-English speaking. The home's goal is to respect and recognize cultural and language diversity through the integration of traditional and modern medical practices. In 2016, the Bill George began a three-year partnership with RNAO as a LTC Best Practice Spotlight Organization® (LTC-BPSO®) pre-designate and committed to implement five best practice guidelines (BPG) across the entire home focusing on falls, continence, oral health, pressure injuries and pain.
Jul 2018
In Canada, approximately half of the population is living with at least one chronic condition and more than one in four is diagnosed with two or more chronic conditions.1 The costs associated with lost productivity and health care expenditures is more than CAD $90 billion. Due to inflation that cost has risen to over $97.8 billion (in 2018). Self-management supports and strategies are vital to the health and well-being for persons living with chronic condition(s).
Jul 2018
The purpose of this guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations for nurses and other members of the interprofessional team who are assessing and managing people with the presence, or risk of, any type of pain.